"Sustainable candles made of vegetable wax"
Pretty on the outside,
Lovely on the inside
At Make Your Own Candle, we make it possible to create a completely personalized and natural candle.
This is not just a label on which you can print a name. No, our candles have a unique scent and a unique appearance. This is something that makes our webshop MYOC different from others. And of course it is a bonus that you can have the perfect gift within a few minutes. It is not only inexpensive and of the highest quality, but also very original. You can surprise many people in a positive way.
It is in essence what we, as founders of Make Your Own Candle, were looking for. On the one hand we wanted to find the ultimate gift idea, while on the other hand it also had to be qualitatively distinctive. To ensure the latter point, we use an extensively mapped out and manual production process. In the process, the candle is very carefully constructed step by step. The custom cutting of vegetable wax to the beautiful short cutting of the wicks. We leave nothing to chance.
Such creativity is in great demand in both the private and business sectors. We therefore strive to continue on this distinctive basis. We don’t want to just offer a candle that can be personalized. We want to go that extra mile for all our customers.
Transparency is extremely important to us. So be sure to discover our production process below!
The Pillars of Make Your Own Candle?
In order to clarify which principles and core values we are working with, we would like to take a closer look at our pillars. We always keep these pillars in mind during our production process as well. This concerns the following points:
We always look for the golden middle ground. So that means, among other things, that we strive for the perfect size of the candle. Not to seem too small and insignificant. And so as not to be too large and undercut the special, creative element.
And so at various points there is talk of having to choose the golden middle ground. This is also something that we will always do. The natural candle must ultimately be of real added value. It must become a product that leaves a positive feeling with someone for a long time to come.
In addition, we at Make Your Own Candle like to offer an affordable product. It should not be too crazy. A gift like this should be within the budget of many people. Only then will it remain an accessible option for everyone. With this in mind, we set to work.
The result is a natural scented candle, which you can extensively personalize. This ultimately creates a unique product. A product that many people see as the perfect gift. Is this also the case with you?
Another very strong quality of MYOC’s candles is that they are handmade. In the world we live in today, there is mass production to a greater extent. You have very little access to products that are truly unique. Of which there are no two separate, identical options.
Because our natural candles are handmade, they are. It shines from all sides. According to us a very important feature. It would be a lot easier to automate this. But this takes the shine off the product, as it were. And that’s something we’re never going to go for.
Furthermore, basically everyone is capable of being unique. You can always choose to do something different from others. However, the trick is to do this in a way that leads to the very highest quality. And that is the aim of Make Your Own Candle day in and day out.
We specifically choose the very highest wax and wick quality. This way we are able to deliver products that are really useful. It’s not just about the gesture itself, but also about the intrinsic value of the natural candle. It smells really good, for example. And it looks good with almost any interior. That is what people are ultimately looking for. A truly unique quality product.
Finally, we also focus specifically on quality and long-lasting scents. It happens often enough that a “scented candle” does not have such a strong scent at all. That you only smell it when you really hang your nose above it. And that is absolutely not our approach.
At Make Your Own Candle, we create quality and long-lasting scents. Not only do you smell our candles well, but also for a relatively long time. This makes it as a gift, for example, a lot of value for the person you give it to. The wonderful fragrance will stay with that person for a while.
How are our candles made?
Making a unique, quality and natural candle does not happen overnight. It involves a relatively extensive and careful production process. At Make Your Own Candle, we like to take things extremely seriously. It is our opinion that this leads to the greatest customer satisfaction. That is why we would like to give you an insight into our production process. This proceeds according to the following step-by-step plan:
Vegetable wax cutting and weighing:
Since we produce natural candles at MYOC, we use vegetable wax. We are supplied with these in large blocks. We then go to work ourselves to ensure that they are the right size.
In doing so, we cut the vegetable wax to size. The large blocks thus form smaller pieces of a very carefully measured size. As a result, they fit nicely into our boilers.
Melting wax in cauldrons:
The next step is to melt the wax in the boilers. In the process, the wax thus becomes liquid. This is necessary to eventually get the right shapes. Moreover, in a next step, some extra is also added to the wax itself.
Adding Fragrance Oil:
Next, it’s time to add something to the liquid, vegetable wax. At MYOC, we also want to make sure that the natural candles smell good. So that they are just that little bit more attractive thanks to the scent.
To achieve this, we add a carefully measured amount of fragrance oil to the boilers. We mix it all well, so that a new mixture is created. This mixture contains everything it needs for its ‘final form’ as a natural candle.
Next, we take out the glasses that the candles will eventually end up in. We first make sure that the wicks are placed in the right way. It is extremely important that this is done perfectly in the right place. It is very important to us that our natural candles look professional. That it’s all right. However, this is not only important aesthetically but the correct position of the wick also ensures that the candle burns off nicely. So that we get a candle that burns evenly and as long as possible.
So we choose to fix the wicks meticulously in the center of the glass. By centering them, we are sure that they are in the right place. In this way, the end result is going to create happy faces visually as well. Our extra attention to detail here ensures that your candles will burn 20% longer! Delicious, right?
Warm up glass:
In the 5th step of our production process, it is time to prepare the glass for the mixture of vegetable wax and fragrance oil. For this it is important that the glass is heated. This ensures perfect solidification in the glass itself.
Hence, we also bring the glass to the right temperature in this step.
Pouring wax into glass:
Now that the glass is well warm by itself, we pour the mixture of vegetable wax and fragrance oil into the glass. Of course, again, it is important to get the right amount. For example, we like to strike a balance between visual appeal and keeping the candle burning as long as possible.
If you fill the glass too full, it won’t look optimal visually. However, if you put in relatively little wax per glass, then the candle will burn out in no time. This is also not desirable. This 6th step is therefore again a very precisely thought out step.
Checking for imperfections:
After we pour the mixture of wax and fragrance oil into the glass, the whole thing begins to solidify. If all goes well, thanks to the temperature of the glass, this happens correctly. However, this is not a guarantee. In some cases, certain imperfections still occur. A small change in temperature can have a major impact and cause cavities. This is despite the controlled and technically optimal environment.
Therefore, after solidification, we very carefully walk through all candles to check if certain imperfections have occurred. We keep these aside if the candle does not meet our strict control. If not, we can move on to the next step.
Short cut the wick:
This next step is a relatively simple one.
In fact, by itself, the wick of the candle is on the long side. And that is not what you want.
That is because it again does not look optimally finished. And so we make a small adjustment here. We cut the wick nice and short.
Important tip also to optimize your candle is to always cut it when in use.
The candle is shined up:
At Make Your Own Candle, we know better than anyone that it’s important for a candle to shine beautifully. That it is not only brand new, but that it radiates that. And so in this penultimate step, the candle is shined up. In terms of appearance, the whole thing then looks optimally attractive. It is exactly what our average customer is looking for. Shine bright like a diamond!
Packing the candle:
In the 10th and final step of our production process, we pack the candle. In doing so, we obviously focus on the safety of the product. We don’t want it to get knocked around on the way.
Furthermore, the packaging method also adds something to the whole. Especially when you want to give it to someone else as a gift. With both points in mind, we pack the candle.
Make your own
Choose your size, scent, jar and finish. That’s how you design your own candle!